Moses, Jesus, and Mary in the Qur'an
Lecture by Dr. John Kaltner, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Christians and other non-Muslims are often surprised to discover that many biblical figures are mentioned in the Qur’an. This lecture explored this phenomenon by discussing the roles several prominent biblical characters play in Islam’s sacred text.
John Kaltner is the Virginia Ballou McGehee Professor of Muslim-Christian Relations at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where he teaches courses on the Bible, Islam, and the Arabic language. Among his books are Introducing the Qur’an for Today’s Reader (Fortress Press, 2011); What Do Our Neighbors Believe? Questions and Answers on Judaism, Christianity and Islam [with Howard R. Greenstein and Kendra G. Hotz] (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007); Inquiring of Joseph: Getting to Know a Biblical Character through the Qur’an (Liturgical Press, 2003); Islam: What Non-Muslims Should Know(Fortress Press, 2003); and Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur’an for Bible Readers (Liturgical Press, 1999).
Co-hosted by the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center and the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning
Free and open to the public